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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

New business benchmark? The 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is already the 5th generation of the extremely portable business laptop. Lenovo not only equips its flagship device with modern Kaby Lake processors, but also uses a completely reworked chassis including modern ports. Update: The review is now complete.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
 

80% HP Pavilion 15t X7P44AV (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Budget-friendly gaming. HP's Pavilion 15 features a no-frills design and comes in many different configurations. Equipped with a quad-core CPU and a dedicated GPU, the multimedia allrounder is more than adequate for casual gaming as well.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook U757 (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Fujitsu LifeBook U757 (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

For mouse users, part II. After recently having tested the Lifebook U747, the U757 has found its way into our test labs. Read in our in-depth report whether the U757 receives a purchase recommendation.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G4 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

87% HP EliteBook 840 G4 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

Hardly any changes. HP now ships its business notebooks with Kaby Lake processors as well, but the rest is pretty much unchanged. This is also the case for the display, which is quite bright, but it disappoints in all other areas.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

We summarize all the rumors and announcements for the upcoming notebook GPUs. Volta and Vega are two completely new architectures in 2018 – it stays interesting.
An improvement of the Speed Step technology, Speed Shift enables much faster power state transitions to increase performance and save battery life. (Source: Intel)

Dell won't enable Speed Shift on the XPS 15 9550 and 9560

After more than a year of badgering by customers waiting for the performance-enhancing technology to be enabled, a Dell representative has stated that though both the 9550 and 9560 support Speed Shift, their engineers are not in the mood to enable it.
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Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

A worthy successor? After Lenovo delivered a good outcome in the business sector with its ThinkPad 13 last year, the manufacturer now sends the successor based on Kaby Lake CPUs into the race. We examined whether Lenovo is successful and has listened to our complaints concerning the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

85% Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

Compact gamer. Schenker's 14-inch device runs all games smoothly on the matte IPS display. The features are good as well, with an NVMe SSD and HDD combination, 16 GB of RAM, and a good keyboard on-board. An LTE/UMTS modem can also be installed in the computer if needed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 14" | 2.1 kg
People who work during their flight are among those affected by the ban.

Laptops and tablets are banned by the US and UK on various flights

First the US, now the UK. A US ban on carry-on consumer electronics larger than a cellphone, such as laptops, tablets, and e-readers, has been expanded to include UK flights. The ban covers flights to and from airports in several Muslim-majority countries.
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AMD PRO A12-9800B SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Bristol Ridge x86 4 cores @ 2700 - 3600 MHz 28nm
Fujitsu unveils VR Ready Celsius H970 mobile workstation

CeBIT 2017 | Fujitsu unveils VR Ready Celsius H970 mobile workstation

The 17.3-inch workhorse will launch next month with Intel Xeon processor options and Quadro GPUs up to the P5000.
Fujitsu announces Lifebook U937 and S937 business notebooks

CeBIT 2017 | Fujitsu announces 13.3-inch Lifebook U937 and S937 starting at 1650 Euros

The super-light S937 will come in at just under 1 kg while the U937 promises double-digit battery life with its modular secondary battery.
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition (i5-7600K, 4K UHD, GTX 1080, MSI 16L13) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition (i5-7600K, 4K UHD, GTX 1080, MSI 16L13) Laptop Review

Notebook gaming with desktop Kaby Lake. A notebook equipped with a standard LGA 1151 socket may sound super-powerful, but the benefits are minimal compared to the drawbacks that entail.
Intel Core i5-7600K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Ghost Recon Wildlands Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Ghost Recon Wildlands Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

GTA meets Far Cry. Ubisoft launches the next action highlight right after For Honor. A group of special forces is fighting against a Bolivian drug cartel in Ghost Recon Wildlands. We test how different notebook GPUs can handle the open world title.
Acer Predator 17 X (7820HK, FHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

87% Acer Predator 17 X (7820HK, FHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

It's getting hot! The Acer Predator X is the extremely powerful "luxury edition" of the regular Predator 17. Are the components well-balanced and is the performance sufficient for a spot in our Top 10 ranking?
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
The EVGA SC17 1070, now with G-Sync. (Source: EVGA)

EVGA's SC17 1070 gaming laptop now includes G-Sync

EVGA adds a new SC17 1070 model with Nvidia G-Sync to its laptop family. The laptop's other specs are unchanged.
Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

88% Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

A tower PC dressed up as a notebook. While most manufacturers’ gaming laptops feature mobile processors and a soldered-on GPU, Schenker Technologies have taken a different route with their 17-inch XMG U727 and equipped the mammoth with a desktop CPU and an MXM graphics card. Whether this approach is successful or not is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5 kg
Next Google Chrome update promises longer battery life

Next Google Chrome update promises longer battery life

Background tabs that aren't actively streaming music or video will no longer eat up unnecessary CPU resources as of Chrome Version 57 and beyond.
The existing Surface Book. Its successor reportedly lacks a detachable screen. (Source: Microsoft Store)

Microsoft's new Surface Book reportedly enters production, might be announced soon

The new Surface Book has entered mass production, according to sources in the supply chain. They believe Microsoft will announce the device in the coming weeks.
The GPD Pocket is a tiny laptop that offers excellent portability with a phablet-sized screen. (Source: GPD)

GPD Pocket prototype revealed after successful crowdfunding

After launching its Indiegogo in February, GPD's tiny laptop has raked in $2 million. With a June shipping date fast approaching, GPD released a short video of a prototype Pocket to show how the product is coming along.
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All sorts of PCs and tablets are on sale in honor of Pi Day (Source: Microsoft Store)

Microsoft celebrates Pi Day by slashing prices on select laptops and desktops

The limited-time deals extend across various laptop, desktop, and tablet models. There are also discounts on Xbox One consoles and select games and accessories.
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD) Laptop Review

High-end business. We review the top-tier configuration of the new Lenovo ThinkPad T470s. Besides a healthy amount of memory as well as storage and a new Kaby Lake processor, the Chinese manufacturer also implements a brighter WQHD panel. We are a bit surprised by the weak cooling performance, because the ULV processor cannot utilize its full potential. Update: BIOS 1.07, Verdict, Rating
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Eurocom Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-end laptop with up to Intel Core i7 7700K and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics

Eurocom launches Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-performance laptop

This new Kaby Lake-powered notebook comes with a desktop processor, up to 64 GB DDR4 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics, as well as up to 14 TB storage via five drives. The price starts at $2,499 USD and can go much higher, depending on the hardware and software options chosen.
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Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

80% Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Pricey budget gamer. Budget gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular thanks to GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, and Asus has decided to throw their hat into the budget ring with the GL553VD. The notebook packs modest hardware into a well-built chassis with some nice extras, but are these factors worth the additional cost?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The PlayStation Now streaming service currently includes PSX, PS2, and PS3 titles. (Source: Sony)

Sony to start streaming PlayStation 4 games to PC later this year

Sony's PlayStation Now service will expand to include current generation PS4 titles later this year. The service currently allows subscribers to stream games from the original PlayStation through the PS3 to their PS4 or Windows PC.
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Fujitsu Lifebook U747 Notebook Review

87% Fujitsu Lifebook U747 Notebook Review

For mouse users. In the highly competitive business market, Fujitsu aims to convince the purchasing teams of big companies with its new Lifebook U747. Our comprehensive test report reveals whether this succeeds in view of the strong competition.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The UX550 has a more modern, sleeker design than its chunky predecessor. (Source: Taiwan Excellence)

Asus ZenBook with GTX1060 confirmed; release date unknown

Asus has yet to officially announce a 15-inch ZenBook Pro with GTX 1060, but the Taiwan Excellence Awards website reveals some details.
Lenovo’s Legion Y520 gaming laptop is the latest in the company’s gaming line. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Legion Y520 now available

Lenovo’s Legion Y520 gaming laptop is now available for purchase in multiple configurations. For the reasonable price of around $900 to $1200, buyers get a GTX 1050 Ti, a solid-state drive plus 1 TB hard drive, and plenty of ports, making the Y520 great value for money.
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Lenovo MiiX 720 Windows 2-in-1 now available for 1200 Euros

Lenovo MiiX 720 Windows 2-in-1 now available for 1200 Euros

The new Lenovo tablet will have both Thunderbolt 3 and a higher resolution display to give it the leg up over the similarly-priced Surface Pro 4.
Asus ZenBook UX310UA (7500U, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% Asus ZenBook UX310UA (7500U, Full HD) Laptop Review

A beautiful machine! Asus isn't letting their products fall behind the times: the ZenBook series is now available with processors from the new Kaby Lake generation. Read on to find out how much of a performance boost the upgrade provides.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
MSI gaming notebooks coming in Camo Squad Special Edition skins

MSI GE62/GE62VR gaming notebooks coming in Camo Squad Special Edition skins

The limited-time cross promotion will include military-themed accessories and a reskinned 15.6-inch GE62 starting at 1700 Euros.
It's undeniable that the Surface Book has one of the most unique designs in mobile computing. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft cuts Surface Book prices with new no-dGPU options

Microsoft has cut the barrier of entry for the Surface Book by US$200 on both the high and low ends by offering i5/128GB/8GB as well as i7/1TB/16GB SKUs without dedicated GPUs. While the Surface Book is still running on Skylake and lacks Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C, it is still an attractive device due to its unique design, active stylus, and solid build qua...
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89% Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD) Laptop Review

Massive GPU gains. Moving from the i7-6700HQ to the i7-7700HQ is the tiniest of steps forward. Moving from the GTX 960M to the GTX 1050, however, is a significant graphical leap for the XPS 15 series.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
HP ProBook 640 G3 (7200U, Full HD) Business Notebook Review

86% HP ProBook 640 G3 (7200U, Full HD) Business Notebook Review

Not without flaws. HP's 14-inch device pleases with long battery life, good input devices, a fast NVMe SSD, and low system noise. Once again, the display deserves criticism: HP has chosen a low-contrast model with narrow viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 2 kg
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

March 2017 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. March 2017 update.
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update March 2017.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

March 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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The Litebook is a rebranded Chinese laptop running Linux that retails for $249. (Source: Litebook)

Litebook laptop brings Linux at low cost

The $249 laptop runs elementary OS, a Linux distribution. The Litebook looks to compete with Chromebooks while offering a full desktop operating system.
Asus ZenBook UX310UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Notebook Review

84% Asus ZenBook UX310UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Notebook Review

A classy companion! In December of last year, we subjected this laptop's predecessor, the Skylake-based ZenBook, to our extensive series of tests. Now it is the Kaby Lake model's turn to come under our scrutiny. This review reveals how well Asus has harnessed the extra performance power supplied by Intel's new CPU. How much of a performance boost does the Kaby Lake processor provide, precisely?
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

84% Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

Quintessential v7. Gigabyte's new gaming machine is aimed at players who want as much power per Euro as possible and are willing to make compromises in the configuration for this. Compared with the predecessor, the P55W v7 can primarily boast with a slightly better total performance, and a somewhat quieter and cooler system.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

March 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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This Pinebook prototype recently surfaced online. (Source: Gamehelp.guru)

Pinebook prototype appears in photos online

The Pinebook, a $99 laptop made for Linux, was delayed last month. Pine64, the group behind the laptop, hasn't said anything since they missed their February goal. However, photos have recently surfaced of an Pinebook prototype.
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Dell picking up plastic waste from oceans for use as new packaging material

Dell picking up plastic waste from oceans for use as new packaging material

Your next purchase of the XPS 13 2-in-1 could be shipping to you entirely in recycled plastics.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

March 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

February 2017 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

March 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
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Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

86% Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

Trimmed for performance. For extremely demanding gamers that find the performance of the 17-inch meteor G752 (GeForce GTX 1060 & GTX 1070) insufficient, Asus offers the G701, which is equipped with Nvidia's top-of-the-line model, the GeForce GTX 1080. We put the overclocked high-end notebook through its paces.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4 kg
HP EliteBook 820 G4 (7500U, Full HD) Notebook Review

88% HP EliteBook 820 G4 (7500U, Full HD) Notebook Review

With stamina. The latest 12.5-inch EliteBook model comes with a Kaby Lake processor, ensuring a significantly better battery life. We also liked the other features: IPS display, NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and an LTE modem. However, the device has also some weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)